Audit of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences 2024

Higher education

FINEEC conducts an audit of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences. A two-day audit visit at the Oulu University of Applied of Sciences is carried out 20-21 March 2024. The audit report is to be published by June 2024 on FINEEC’s digital audit platform.

The audit is conducted by the following audit team:

  • Vice President for Education (emerita) Päivi Karttunen, Tampere University of Applied Sciences (chair of the audit team)
  • Project Manager Tauno Kekäle, Merinova Oy 
  • Student Joni Lappalainen, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences,
  • Development Manager, Learning and Teaching Tuija Vasikkaniemi, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

The purpose of the audit is

  • to evaluate whether the quality work in the HEI meets the European quality assurance standards,
  • to assess whether the quality system produces relevant information for the implementation of the strategy and the continuous development of the HEI's activities, and whether it results in effective enhancement activities,
  • to encourage internationalisation, experimenting and a creative atmosphere at HEIs, and
  • to accumulate open and transparent information on quality work at Finnish HEIs.

The focus of the audit is on the procedures used by the HEI to maintain and enhance the quality of its activities.

The FINEEC audits cover all the core duties of the HEI, that is, education, research /RDI and societal engagement. The strategic development of HEIs is supported in the audit by offering HEIs the possibility to select one of the evaluation areas. The Oulu University of Applied Sciences has chosen as one of the evaluation areas Shared Academic Affairs services within the higher education consortium to support the learner's smooth learning path.

Benchlearning is one of the methods applied in the audits. The benchlearning partner of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences is the Häme University of Applied Sciences and the benchlearning target is Continuous learning.

The enhancement-led approach is applied in the audits. The goal of enhancement-led evaluation is to involve staff, students and stakeholders of a higher education institution (HEI) in recognising strengths, good practices and enhancement areas in the HEI’s activities. The aim is also to support HEIs in achieving their own objectives, thus creating a premise for the continuous development of HEIs.

For more information, please contact the audit project manager:

Sirpa Moitus.

Sirpa Moitus

Counsellor of Evaluation
Higher education
+358 29 533 5518 Helsinki